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ASUU Strike News Update December 2013: FUTO Sacked Lecturers, Declares Vacancy

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ASUU Strike News Update December 2013: FUTO Sacked Lecturers, Declares Vacancy

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Dec 3rd, 2013 – ASUU Strike 2013 Latest News Update: FUTO Sacked Lecturers, Declares Vacancy

ASUU Strike News Update December 2013: FUTO Sacked Lecturers, Declares Vacancy

Yesterday, ASUU officials vowed to remain focused on their fight to ensure that the Federal Government of Nigeria fulfills all necessary conditions to end the 5-month-old strike.

ASUU President Nasir Isa Fagge in a press briefing in Abuja yesterday said the organization will not succumb to any political blackmail, but continue to represent the interest of Nigerians at all times.

He described the threat by the Supervising Minister of Education, Mr Nyesom Wike, to sack university lecturers as frivolous, saying the victimisation of striking lecturers was against the international law to which Nigeria is a signatory.

He accused the minister of aggravating the crisis by misleading President Goodluck Jonathan and, indeed, Nigerians on the position of the union for the strike to be called off.

He said contrary to Wike’s allegation that ASUU gave fresh demands, the union only replied the Federal Government’s letter, dated November 6, 2013, suggesting that all issues agreed upon during the meeting with President Jonathan be put in a memorandum and signed by both parties before the strike was suspended.

Fagge said in a letter to the president, the ASUU stated clearly that its emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting called to consider the views of members on offers by Jonathan could not take definite decision to call of the strike, because of what he described as “certain uncertainties.”

Fagge said the leadership of ASUU, while waiting for the response from President Jonathan, was surprised at “lies and mischief” coming from the minister and agents of government, “all with the intent of misleading the Nigerian public.”

According to Fagge, “since the issuance of the union’s response to the said letter, the salvos that have been coming out, allegedly from the Minister of Education, makes one to wonder whether the person that is charged with the responsibility of superintending over the Nigeria’s education system has the wherewithal to handle a vital national assignment.”

Wike had, last week, issued an ultimatum for the striking university lecturers to resume classes on or before December 4 or be sacked.

But ASUU had insisted that unless the accord struck with President Jonathan was properly documented and the MoU signed by relevant parties, the strike would not be called off.

Fagge said the union had no issue with the directive by the Federal Government that gates of universities be opened to students, but stressed that the lecturers would not be there to teach.

He further stressed that the demand was also in reaction to announcements by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim, that the 2012 MoU, “a document authorised by himself, was not binding on government, since it was signed by a permanent secretary and was, therefore, a mere promise and a non-binding piece of paper.”

In the resolution signed by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mac John Nwaobiala, on November 6, 2013, it was agreed that N200 billion would be released as 2013 revitalisation fund for public universities, which ASUU wants “deposited with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and disbursed to the benefitting universities within two weeks.”

According to the resolution, a total of N1.3 trillion was to be released between 2013 and 2018, with N200 billion for 2013; N220 billion for 2014; N220 billion for 2015; N220 billion for 2016; N220 billion for 2017 and N220 billion for 2018.

ASUU decried the state of Nigerian universities and the “deliberate lies and misinterpretation” of true state of things by agents of government, adding that the union would not be deterred from fighting for improvement of the conditions of Nigerian universities.

To clear the air on how branches voted on whether to suspend the strike or not, Fagge said “of the 52 branches of ASUU, 48, roughly 92 per cent, advised conditional suspension of the strike, that is suspending the strike only if certain conditions are met, while four advised on suspension of the strike before pursuing the implementation of certain conditions.”

Insisting that the strike must continue if government did not commit to resolutions reached, Fagge said “we want to make it very clear that we shall bow only to what we as academics are convinced will serve the interest of Nigeria and its people, no matter their ethnic, religious or class origins. This is where we stand. We shall not be cowed.”

He also dismissed allegation that the strike was being hijacked by opposition parties to discredit the President Gooluck Jonathan-led administration.

He revealed that Nigeria lose about N60 billion annually to Ghana, due to higher percentage of Nigerian students that flooded the country.

He maintained that the agreement, if implemented by the government, in the next five years, Nigeria would have witnessed unprecedented transformation of its university education and would be competiting favourably with the best universities in the world.

On the threat to sack lecturers, Fagge said what government needed to do was to engage more university teachers, saying there was already acute shortage of teachers in the universities across the country.

He said the government needed to recruitment additional 23,000 lecturers on the basis of 50:50 ratio between the federal and state universities.

Academic activities commence at AAUA, ESUT

Academic activities resumed at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), on Monday, as some lecturers of the institution complied with the directive by the management of the school to commence lectures.

Although lectures have not started fully in all the departments, a visit to the school campus showed that lectures had started in some of the departments of the university, with students in classrooms.

It was observed that lectures were on in some of the faculties including Arts and Education.

It was also gathered that timetables for lectures for the second semester of the 2012/2013 academic session had been released by each of the departments, to signal the commencement of academic exercise.

Also meetings of the heads of departments in each of the faculties were held to ensure proper courses allocation among the lecturers.

The vice chancellor of the university, Professor Femi Mimiko and principal officers of the insitution went round the campus to monitor the level of compliance to the directive.

Speaking after the monitoring exercise, Mimiko expressed satisfaction, saying the development showed that about 60 per cent of the academic staff were back on campus.

“I am satisfied with the level of response that we have received so far, viz-a-viz the directive that management gave that lectures should resume today.

“I have personally gone round and I also sent my principal officers to go round the classrooms and it was discovered that quite a number of classes held.

“As we speak, lecturers are in the classrooms teaching, yes the students are just coming back to campus, that is not unexpected, but the good thing there is, more than half of the total number of lecturers have indicated their desire to teach and they are all over the place teaching, I hope and believe that from tomorrow, the situation will improve,” he said.

Mimiko said it was a matter of individual choice if a parent chose to listen to ASUU and keep his child at home, adding that there was little or nothing that could be done to that.

Also, students and lecturers of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), on Monday, returned to school, following a directive by the school authorities.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the authorities had directed them to resume classes on December 2 and commence preparations for the 2012/2013 second semester examination.

NAN correspondent who monitored the situation at the Enugu and Agbani campuses of the university reported that the students were in their various departments exchanging pleasantries and checking the notice boards.

At the faculties of engineering and management sciences in the Enugu campus, students in their numbers were copying the second semester examination timetables pasted on the notice boards.

The lecturers, on the other hand, held a meeting with the governing council of the university at the Agbani campus on the resumption of work.

Addressing the lecturers, chairman of the council, Chief Chilo Offiah, appealed to them to sheathe their sword and return to classes in the interest of the students.

Offiah thanked the lecturers for attending the meeting and assured them that the council would do all it could to ensure the improvement of their welfare.

The executive members of the ESUT branch of the ASUU did not, however, attend the meeting.

Meanwhile, it was a different situation at the Enugu campus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), as only a few students and lecturers were on campus.

NAN reported that the few lecturers were in their various offices, while the non-academic staff members were busy working.

Some of the lecturers who spoke with NAN on conditions of anonymity said they were waiting for directives from both the school authorities and the ASUU branch.

FUTO Senate sacks teaching staff
For failure to return to classrooms, the Senate of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) has sacked all academic staff on its payroll with immediate effect.

The sack order was made known by the Public Relations Officers (PRO) of the institution, Mr Chike Ezenwa, while speaking with the Nigerian Tribune in Owerri, through telephone.

According to him, the senate of the university had declared all the positions of academic staff in the institution, adding that they would be advertised starting from Monday, December 2.

The senate council, he explained, had already compiled the list of vacant positions in the school, adding that who were willing to resume would be adequately protected.

Meanwhile, the FUTO branch of ASUU has said any attempt to break their ranks would be strongly resisted by their members.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end o their meeting held on Monday, and signed by both the chairman and secretary, Dr Ikenna Nwachukwu and Dr F.M. Eke respectively.

The communiqué urged members to ignore the resumption notice by FUTO management, adding that the branch would not engage in any academic activities until the Federal Government commited itself to implementing the ASUU-FGN agreement.

UNILAG lecture rooms remain shut
Lecture rooms at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) remained shut on Monday, despite the expiration of the one-week ultimatum given by some members of the ASUU branch of the institution.

Lecturers at the institution, were, last week Monday, served with an ultimatum to resume work by a faction of the union.

Asked their likely next line of action if the lecturers failed to resume work, Dr Micheal Ogbeide, one of the leaders of the faction, refused to divulge their intention.

However, in a telephone conversation with the Nigerian Tribune, on Monday, Ogbeide said since the Federal Government had made a new decision as to when the striking lecturers were to resume, they had no choice but to await government’s next directive.

“Government owns the school, not us, so we have to work with the decision of government.

“The decision of the owner (Federal Government) supersedes that of any pressure groups in the school. By now, schools are working their calendars and adjusting them in preparation for resumption, so one cannot just jump into the class and begin to teach,” he said.

UNIJOS mgt, ASUU set for showdown
Authorities of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) have directed all academic staff of the university to commence work with immediate effect, while the branch chairman of ASUU said the union will not succumb to threat and intimidation.

The authorities of the university, in a circular signed by the registrar/secretary to the council, Mr Jilli Dandam, made available to Nigerian Tribune in Jos, Plateau State, pointed out that all academic staff of the university shall return to their various departments, units and directorates and commence work immediately.

It added that daily compliance register would be kept by all heads of department for all academic staff, while it further directed every head of department to publish lecture time-table for all academic programmes by today.

However, branch chairman of ASUU, Dr Jangkam Wannang, said the union would not succumb to threat to call off its strike, adding that conditions to call off the strike were well spell out.

He said intimidation and harassment of any form would not force the union to call off the strike.

“We will not succumb to threat, the strike is for the improvement of the system. The threat and intimidation by both the government and governing council of a universities will rather complicate the problem rather than addressing it,” he said.

OAU students desert campus
Students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, on Monday, failed to resume for academic activities, despite the directive of the government.

A correspondent of NAN, who visited the institution, reported that none of the students were seen on campus for possible commencement of academic activities as directed by the government.

Mr Abiodun Olarenwaju, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, confirmed to NAN that not a single student was on campus “for any reason whatsoever.”

He said the few lecturers on campus were around “for reasons other than academic,” adding that “you know our lecturers have not totally deserted the campus like that, many of them still come around to do one or two things in their offices, but no teaching and learning activities.”

Gombe varsity lecturers fail to resume
Lecturers at the Gombe State University are yet to resume classes, despite the directive to do so by the government.

A NAN correspondent who visited the university campus on Monday reported that while the non-academic staff reported for work, offices of the lecturers were still closed.

NAN observed that the students also did not turn up for lectures as of the time of the visit.

When contacted on telephone, branch chairman of ASUU, Mallam Umar Adamu, confirmed that none of the lecturers of the university had resumed work.

Adamu said the union would meet tomorrow, to decide on what to do.

The premises of the university was, however, calm as security operatives were seen keeping vigilance at the main gate.

The academic staff of Federal University in Kashere, also in Gombe State, did not, however, join the strike.

UI students stay off campus
Students of University of Ibadan (UI), on Monday, obeyed the directive of ASUU and stayed off campus, against the order of the Federal Government.

The UI branch of ASUU also lashed out at the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Doyin Okupe, for calling the union “enemy of the state.”

Members of the union at the institution, at a congress, resolved not to sign any register and were united in rejecting the directive of the government.

In an interview, the branch chairman, Dr Olusegun Ajiboye, said the union remained on course at ensuring that government made funds available to public universities.

Ajiboye said the union respected the office of the president, but carpeted Dr Okupe and other advisers werefor their attempts to ridicule the office of the president through their unguarded utterances.

Ajiboye, who lashed out at Okupe for describing ASUU as enemy of state, asked him to separate the roles of corrupt government officials, oil thieves, vandals and cabals in government from the patriotic struggle of ASUU.

“Historically, leaders have failed because of the bad counsel of their advisers. Mr President needs to be careful not to be derailed by people like Okupe, who do not see corrupt politicians and cabals as well as looters as enemies of state.

“Okupe does not see anything wrong in bad roads, comatose health sector, pension fraud, subsidy saga, aviation fraud, oil theft, as well as enough problems for the masses by the leadership,” he said.

The union appealed to the president to read the letter sent to him in order to know that the union was not out to disrespect him, but to give him more credibility.

[Sources: NAN, Nigerian Tribune]



  1. Onome

    December 3, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Please if sacking all the lecturers is the way out let’s do it
    I need to get my degree next year am really tired of staying home

    • Anonymous

      December 3, 2013 at 6:33 PM

      If all lecturers are sacked, who will administer your exams? i.e setting of questions, moderations, markings, compilations etc? the new recruits who cant spell their names rightly or make a simple sentence without hoards of errors? until the source of a bad water is looked for and corrected for, the water will keep producing poisonous water. what am i tying to say? until the problem is solved at least 80% wise, strike will be eminent in our universities.

    • Amole

      December 3, 2013 at 11:14 PM

      Onome, U are too concern about getting ur degree next yr that U have forgotten something very vital. Just answer me, if all d lecturers in Nigeria are sacked, who will teach U to graduation? Or do U think lecturing job is d same as a receptionist job? Pls show that U have been taught for 3 yrs or so, use ur head to think and not just wearing of face-cap. Or do u have key soap in ur head instead of brain? No offence meant.

    • Excalibur

      December 4, 2013 at 6:10 AM

      You are a selfish MORON! what kind of degree do you have in a dilapidated environment. if you go outside, you cannot compete. you are one of the shortsighted Nigerians who do not want a better future.

    • prince

      December 4, 2013 at 6:39 AM

      @Onome, u r a fool, so because u want To get year degree, important things shouldn’t be done, bewaRe. @ I’d and Denzy u r all fool, what is hard in understanding dat d. FG should put their words onPaper and. We move on, we r nt all babies u knOw, open ur brain, talk to the FG. To Make it hapun

    • masadoba

      December 4, 2013 at 7:45 AM

      these ASUU people hav faild 2 realise sometin. Which is, they can easily b replaced. 60% of their members are masters holder. And right now their millions of unemployd master and thousands of phd holders who are currently employd but unemployd. And bsides, just d way F.G will find it difficult in replacin d profs so wil d asuu members find it difficult 2 secure jobs elswhere. Bcause their socalled higher qualificatns can only b useful in an academic enviroment. My advice to any readin this comment is, if u hav any relation or friend workin as lecturer u shuld pls advice him 2 sign his name on d register coz 2day is d deadline.

    • Bishop

      December 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM

      Onome u’re a COWARD!

    • temi

      December 4, 2013 at 4:40 PM

      ode. must u av degree to succeed? useless fool with no success clue.

      • Neekee

        December 5, 2013 at 2:53 PM

        2 al dt crucify onome,u nid 2 sit nd re-think ur thought.der r millions of master nd phd holder dt r lukin 4 job dt r far beta dan ds so cal Asuu 2 tink of t y s t dt 90% of professors r nt part of Asuu mem?go do d reach nd u wl undastand beta d damag Asuu s doin 2 ur nt behind d fg eida bt if sackin dese peo wl b d best 4 stu i think am in 4 t.cos n busines u shld sik 4 ur profit nd nt ur tink

  2. Taiwo

    December 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Why will Unilag resume please I need to know before travelling

  3. Denzy

    December 3, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Abeg sack dem fast so that pple can go back to school and admission list can be released. Am tired. This season film must end abeg.

  4. ID

    December 3, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Please let’s clear all the gabbage lecturers and hire new ones
    May be I will find favour instead of this barrage of carry overs

  5. mae

    December 3, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    sum students dey funny me,if they start or resume sch nw,na 25th dec whr students go start dia examz… Mk una stil dey hus,na jan whr things go wrk out.

  6. Paschal

    December 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    plssss sack them all.. Dats all

    • chizzy

      December 4, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      sacking lecturers is not the best way pls

  7. o o

    December 3, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    what i we have to say is that of the leactural to resume leacture becuase you can not be paid for what you do not work,call off the strik all you be sack.

  8. Sarah Freeborn

    December 3, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    I seriously agree with u Mr. Anonymous, as for me?,I don’t mind staying at home even if it takes the FG 5yrs to come to their senses and parents should pls see reasons with ASUU cos all they are fighting for is to our own benefit n save us the humilitation of being called half-baked after school when in the labour market. Ride on ASUU…,keep up with the strike solidly behind u all the way and God bless u Dr. Nasir Fagge,more grace to your elbow,you re always in my prayers.

    • Debra

      December 4, 2013 at 5:15 AM

      Pple lyk u who wr forced 2 go 2 scul can say dey can stay @ home 4 5yrz… N plz itz nt all lecturerz dat r part of ASSU, if sum of d lecturerz wnt resume n dey r sackd; der r many masterz n even phd holderz lukin 4 lecturin jobz, d senior staffz who arnt wif ASUU can show dem arnd n i’m even sure itz nt al d lecturerz dat wil b stiff necked n wnt resume.

    • Candace

      December 4, 2013 at 5:15 AM

      Sarah are you really that ignorant? Nothing ASUU is doing is for our benefit as student because no one in Nigeria is honest especially those in high offices. Their striking is for their bensfit. And when that money is payed, it will be syphoned into their various pockets. So I’ll rather come out of the university half-backed than not graduate at all. And the so called lecturers did graduate from Nigerian universities and I don’t see anyone referring to them as half baked. Wake up sister na naija we dey and our country ain’t gonna change in a hurry.

      • CROWN

        December 4, 2013 at 9:21 AM

        Your country will not change in a hurry because you are not ready to change yourself. You have forgotten that “change” starts with an individual. Half baked graduates will always produce half baked success. You are still a student, that is why you are talking like that.

    • Kay

      December 4, 2013 at 6:26 AM

      Sarah, I’m a little bit disappointed that you’re speaking this way. Nigerian students are not non-entities. What is in our favor? Is it the so unnecessary allowances or the salary for doing nothing? Asuu say senators and politicians take allowances that are uncalled for yet they do same. They blame the government for paying people for doing nothing in the name of amnesty yet they want to be paid for doing nothing. They say they are intellectuals yet they refuse to understand the implications of making such outrageous demands in an economy like ours. If asuu started with smaller amounts like 100b yearly for five years, why won’t they be listened to when they come back to say they need more if they judiciously utilize that which they were given. You talk about being half baked graduates, why won’t we be as members of asuu will keep taking money from students to give them a first class degree. Why won’t there be rot in the system when members of asuu keep harassing male and female students sexually for them to excel in their exams. Please let us be realistic, the rot in the university system is there cos we don’t have competent lecturers not due to unmet demands. This strike is presently pointless and should be stopped else it will be my pleasure for our universities to be purged of the rot in it by sacking them senseless lecturers. And yes there are better people looking for this job and we better find them quickly.

    • Anonynous

      December 4, 2013 at 6:29 AM

      Sarah, so you don’t have a dream? you can stay at home for 5 yrs without going to school, your future will be ruined totally and the children of this asuu members will in the future make you slave, because this strike does not affect them. I pity you

  9. Sat Alpha

    December 3, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    @Sara,I doubt if u wrote Jamb Ume and if d prayers of ur types are answered Im sure monkeys will win miss world…Pls sack those misguided myopic miscreants-lecturers!

    • emmy

      December 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM

      hmmmmm.,,, Sacking lectures is out of it whoever supports that Motion must be sick with some imbecilic syndrome

  10. ay barca

    December 3, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    season6. Sack dem all, very interesting. Funaab se u no go sack al dos fucking lectural wey no wan resume

  11. Thywill

    December 3, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    I dnt agre wif d idea of sackin lecturers… d lecturers shud also b considerate….if dis was done in deir era wud dey av bin lecturers….nd dey shud also tink of d future nd deir generations,..

  12. adie joseph adinya

    December 3, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    funny, realy funny how students future can be decided by demi gods. Rationaly, i am of the opinion that asuu and fg should resolve the problem amiably. Irrationaly, asuu are ass holes and they will keep getting fucked untill they decide to grow a brain and learn to use it. The president has given asuu asurance worth much more than previous presidents, yet it(asuu) continues and prefares to wallow in it’s unreasonable personality. Lets see what a threat would do. Let them not call off this strike, else they loose the game since it has become some sort of game to them. Asuu, believe me, demands are always there to make and i hope u are warming up to so many more strikes. I forgot, u would be old and grey and we would take over from u. So teach on and we will keep the tradition safe, we shall definately hand it over to ur unborn grandchildren; a generation of… Seriously, kudos! More power to ur elbow.

  13. Dr Todan

    December 3, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Soonest friends, Soonest! It is not how far that matters here but how well. God Bless Nigeria! God bless ASUU! #Sacrificing4generationsUnborn.

    • Candace

      December 4, 2013 at 5:25 AM

      Todan, u really are misguided if u think whatever asuu is doing today will benefit the next generation, they aint gonna see any improvement because the funds wont be used to implement any infrastructural improvement. It will fizzle away just like every other thing in Nigeria. And ASUU memebers will only line their pockets with it. So I say,why don’t ASUU quit the drama and get their asses back to school and do right by the students for once.

      • asi

        December 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM

        I hate it when we dnt get facts right and u end up judging wrongly, asuu isn’t even touching this money cos it would b paid into d diff vc’s account. And moreover y can’t u have faith in nigeria 4 once. #Team asuu# Fg is just making noise. Deir head go soon correct

        • Coded

          December 4, 2013 at 4:49 PM

          I just pity you people supporting asuu, thinking they will use the money for the benefit of the students. Of cos they will paint ur classrooms buy new light bulb and some few equipments and that will be all. Only few V. C‘s will use every penny for infrastructures. If you doubt this fact ask yourselves why some governors work more than others.

  14. anonymous

    December 3, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    FG pls meet asuu demands the are fighting 4 the next generation.abeg help me 2 so that i can resume school & pass my exams 2 help my life.f*** f*** the shark ma head right now even my gal f***** is tired with me already.

  15. anonymous

    December 3, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    @sarah u must be sick,I dnt tink ure a studnt,if truly u ar u won’t typ wat uve jst typd here,idiot nd for d lecturers pls try nd consida we d stidnt nd cal ds bunch of shit cal strike off jor

    • ajuwire

      December 4, 2013 at 1:08 AM

      lolz all ds skul v.c ar all political coconut.. i biti dem ,if d reform didnt take place in ma tym bt it wil sureli in d nxt generation shaa dt sm1 fort 4 d betamnt of ds uni deh ar enjoyin nd dt sm studnt then sacrifiz for it to hapun…..asuu dnt mind dia fakish threat….. let de fg sign d paper dt ask asuu to agree on naa so dt we wil go back to skul…for d student weh deh insult asuu una brain deh for una kneel. all d zombie studnt weh no fit sacrifi for small thing in dia life nd ur openin ur mouth to insult men who has sacrify dia salariez nd tym to make u guyz beta…God wil bless asuu

      • cy

        December 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

        afta u ajuwire finish get job ok.wake up

  16. sk

    December 3, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    i believe that the state of the Nigerian universities is not all that worse than what they were when all these striking lecturers pass through them years back,and if they are , we can’t stop every academic activity until we improve the state ;so these lecturers that decided not let these present generation acquire the education they lecturers have, should humbly resign and let the willing thousands of better educated Nigerians, but not employed ;take over the lecture rooms OR THE FED.GOVT. SHOULD SACK THEM AND REPLACE THEM WITH BETTER ONES OUT THEIR

  17. allington

    December 3, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    how many lecturers do u even have in the country that u guyz are saying sack sack sack. Dnt 4get dat ur 1 lecture lectures in 4 to 5 skuls. Sacking one is like sacking 5 lecturers

  18. kingsley

    December 4, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Federal government should stop playing on the intelligence of Nigerians. Statements from the Minister and Spokes person of the President (Doyin Okukpe) show the rot at the high offices in our country. Comparing the sack of lecturers to the Thatcher saga in Britain is simply preposterous. The truth is that it is possible to sack most of the lecturers, but it will take another one year to assemble enough hands to push or run the programs in the institutions. Ultimately our already ‘half baked’ graduates will become ‘quarter backed’.

  19. Alao

    December 4, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    I really only hope after a few months ASUU will not execute “ghost projectS”.. If their resolve is not borne out of selfishness then they should go for it. The education system in our nation is a mess. Big ups to ASUU for staying together this long.

  20. Godswill-MOUAU

    December 4, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    It’s only a “FOOL” dat calls his/her teacher a fool. I dn’t hv much 2 say other than: only change z constant-ASUU! I capoff my cap 4 u… ASUU nd I want change, wht of u?

  21. Groovy

    December 4, 2013 at 4:57 AM

    All i want is for the Government to sign this MoU and meet there demands so that this lecturers and students will go back to school. It’s true that our universities does nt have what it take to be compared with other universities abroad. Asuu is seriously fighting for our educational system to change for good in this nation and they should supported. Dats the only way our eduational system will stand out.

  22. Groovy

    December 4, 2013 at 5:10 AM

    Pls lets stop blaming anybody dat wrote something here.

  23. Candace

    December 4, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    Godswill I pray your faith in asuu is rewarded because I do not believe that they have the interest of the students at heart, if for one second I believed that I’ll say let’s stay home for as long as it takes to bring the state of nigerian universities to the standard it needs. However just like everything in Nigeria, corruption is the bane of everyones existence and when the funds are released, I bet u the universities won’t change, more stories will be told as to the use of the funds.Let the strike be called off, that’s all I ask.

  24. IBM

    December 4, 2013 at 5:39 AM


  25. IBM

    December 4, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    Great ASUU president( Dr Nasir Fagge), great asuu members, great Nigerian students and, great Nigeria at large, great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Notin do u ASUU. (Aluta Continua)

  26. Kelvin

    December 4, 2013 at 6:26 AM

    @Sarah, two thgs! If nt that u parents or breadwinner Is an asuu member, then u r an unserious students. When ur parent hav misunderstanding at home does it effect u from going to sch.I don’t blame u sha bcos u don’t knw ppl hustled on d hold up to pay house rent that wasted for 5months. Comparing nigeria and other schs in d world, don’t u knw that most of our lecturers are most corrupt and full of greed? Sort a cause u fail with 3-10k and u pass, sometimes u pay and u don’t pass (lol) is that nt wickedness.
    4asuu to demand 4months salaries without students house rent in d new aggrement is selflessness n selfishness. I am laffing at asuu, bcos most of this money will be stolen and nt shared properly, u will see ppl going to jail, honestly anyone doing thgs to hurt goodluck jonathan is really pouring cold water on stone, u can’t bcom a President without draging it, but from know where he became, wen it was dragged by tough men with experience, we won with easy, we r sayin he did nthg yet most of us are saying he shld still go. Asuu Gods hand is upon that man, do wot he says.

  27. preshhy

    December 4, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    lemme mi ask all d asuu supporters one gud question…..after the fg mit deir demands n dey ho bk tu classroom wA makes u fnk da money is gonna b implemented…..n as fr u calling ur president a stupid person av u sat down to fnk da e was once a lecturer n was also among d union? ? av u….u fnk e doznt want tu release d money if e does more unions will go on strike…
    cuz dey ‘ll fnk d govt has d money tu pay dem all at once…..hunee u guys shud pray cuz GEJ NIDS our prayer e cnt du it alone. …n as for d secret society called asuu u ‘ll all die one by one….NASSIR u toying wf d future of our youths dun wowi God will locate u…

  28. temmy

    December 4, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    we really dnt av to blame asuu,cos dey r fighting 4 nigerians nd even our unborn generations. To those half baked fools who r just sayin nonsense dat d lecturers shld b sacked, wen u resume is it unexperienced lecturers u want to teach you. Lets join hands with them to make a better nigeria.

  29. iyke

    December 4, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    FG hav met ASSU demands,the 200billion was deposited into CBN today…..what is ASSU now waiting for?……abeg all of them should be sacked and there should be fresh recruit…..shay na their salaries for five months they no work dem dey find now….make them no worry,when they re relieved of their duty,make i see where money go come from.
    By d way UNIPORT resumes monday (th and have promised to pay all lecturers that resume their five months sallary

  30. iyke

    December 4, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    monday 9th i mean and the management have promised to pay up the 5months salary of those that resumed,but the ASSU president Of Uniportchapter says no going back…..but the question now is “ASSU president of UNIPORT and the management of the institution,who holds more influence?”

  31. Pat

    December 4, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Honestly, i fink sme of u blocked heads dat so much blv in fg concernin dis on- going strike are selfish idiots! Ghana universities went on strike wayback 4 close to 3yrs and it paid dem. 2day, compare d numba of ghanians schoolin in naija and nigerians schoolin in ghana nd u wil undastand. Nigeria gve ghana 60b annualy cos of nigerians schoolin dia. I dnt kia abt both parties bt i just blv in d right tin. Fg should sign d Mou so dat we can go bak 2 sch. And as 4 d minister, i pity him cos he is d most irrational idiot dat i hav seen 4 a long tym. Sackin of lecturers is outrageous! And 4 u students dat r bent on goin bak 2 sch and puttin d whole blame on asuu, u r d most inconsistent idiots dat i hav seen 4 a long tym. Continue wit d gud fight asuu( aluta continua)

  32. danny

    December 4, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    u can’t imaging d rate of daftness of Nigerian students can’t u c ?can’t u reason? asuu are doing the right tin u are complaining don’t u no DAT d Fg are wicked playing politics wit our education? asuu I beg carry on!

  33. Omoniyi

    December 4, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    The government should not sack them. These are highly experienced lecturers. They should please for the sake of the children go back to class. This is an eye opener for the government that many things are calling for attention in our country. To some extent, the goverment has tried. The lecturers should also realise that this universities are for the goverment. Both of them should reach a compromise for the sake of the children.

  34. SAMMY

    December 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Hmmmmmmm, Lack words, na so na so, i b half warri boy xo i must move my ministry,asuu dey do dia own dey happy, but Baba go judge una one by one, una pikin go hearam, if una like carry dem go ghana university, asuu una dey hear me abi.
    Because I dont knw the reason y students who u say dey are the leaders of tomorrow will be mLTRITED LIKE dis, I knw most of this pple dat are making this strike last as much as dis have their children studying abroad or private university, bt remember that when ur pointing one finger at som1 oda fingers are reflecting back to you, and most of dat ar supporting asuu, una get future al all, ansa urself

  35. musti

    December 4, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    madam sara, pls shut up if u dont hav anytin gud 2 u tink all nigerians are as foolish as u’re. d outdated and quak asuu members paradin themselvs as highly qualified lecturers are d major problem of d nigeria univ. Why do u think unilorin is succesful 2day. Bcoz dey got rid of d old cargos paradin themselvs as asuu members.

  36. cy

    December 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    i nid job oooh if they dont want d job pls am avalibe whether aluta wan continue or nt.many jobless graduate and they want us to be entreprenuer by all means.pls fg if u are sacking be gvn d job to us.asuu my foot

  37. Precious

    December 4, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Please am begging you guys to do whatsoever you’re doing fast. And you you people should realy comply on monday{9th} and lets start doing something. Time is no more on our side.

  38. Precious

    December 4, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Please am begging you guys {FG AND ASUU} to do whatsoever you’re doing fast. And you {uniport lecturers and students} you people should realy comply on monday{9th} and lets start doing something. Time is no more on our side.

  39. michael chibuike

    December 4, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Pls ASUU and FG shoukd do some thing for de betterment of our students.

  40. Alwell

    December 4, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    FG wants to destroy the public university system with poor funding then privatize the schols just as the did with nepa,nitel,railways corporation.PLEASE SUPPORT ASUU,THEY MEAN NO HARM TO US.PLEASE SUPPORT ASUU’S FIGHT.

  41. Alwell

    December 4, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    FG have their kids studing abroad thats why they play politics in the education sector.d education sector poor infrastructure doesnt bother them.SUPPORT AND PRAY 4 ASUU.

  42. omolewa

    December 5, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Well,ASuu knos our Govt are nt reliable das y d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ want dem to sign MOU b4 d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ call off strike,alameighsya alone embezzled 19B so all nigerian fed universty are demandin for 200b das s nt much,Govt shld gv dem evrytn,is our money,nt dre papa money,atleast sen are colktin money d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ dnt wok for also,hardship allowee,wardrobe allow,newspaper allowee etc,haha Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ prof d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ university still d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ lecture wit chalkbod nt even marker board,stds shld reason wif. Asuu,U̶̲̥̅̊ still want to continue using keroSene stove as Bunsen burner in chem lab abi?going hom cos ₪☺ lecture venue,making noise @ d bak of d klass cos U̶̲̥̅̊ can’t hear wot d lecturer s saying @ d front,over population of stds in klass,a normal klass shld be 1:20,nig univ even unilorin s 1:100 Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ above,we are suffering in d university Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ we all kno,I agree wif ASuu cos fed Govt d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ luk for campaign money,abi d subsidy d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ remove nko?I heard d money as disappeared,giv Asuu money to do d project dem sef,if Govt are to do it na dre girl fwends d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ wil award d contract to,nigeri my beatiful country I lov u! e go beta one day,gtreatest nig stds!gr8!aluta continual victoria ascerta!as long as we liv struggle continues Asuu dnt giv up!

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